Tuesday OT
May 28, 2013 7:54 AM - Slope4Eva
The old lifeguard chairs were pretty romantic during the teen years. I'll remember them fondly.

May 28, 2013 7:56 AM - petebklyn
you talking the chairs or the lifeguards that you remember fondling?
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May 28, 2013 7:57 AM - Slope4Eva
May 28, 2013 8:01 AM - dibs

I'm sure with what government has become, those chairs violate all sorts of OSHA and Labor regulations
May 28, 2013 8:10 AM - Donatella

Yes, Eva, the beach was the place to go. Great Kills Beach also had one of the most popular car "parking" venues around.

Hi Losers.
May 28, 2013 8:19 AM - petebklyn
yes, those chairs should be handicap accessible.

part, I think what talking about yesterday are cottonwood trees.
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:19 AM
May 28, 2013 8:20 AM - petebklyn
today is 1st workday with citibike share program. Who is going to commute today on one?
May 28, 2013 8:59 AM - Deleted
Dave, wanna talk about how much of a failure, I mean success, Obamaromneycare is in CA????
May 28, 2013 9:04 AM - Deleted
haha randi was waiting all day for this yesterday
May 28, 2013 9:06 AM - Deleted
did my good deed for the week, some woman on the C was looking a lil green around the gills and offered my seat up.
May 28, 2013 9:07 AM - Deleted
i've never gotten freaky in a lifeguard chair :(
May 28, 2013 9:09 AM - Slope4Eva
I said "romantic", not freaky. DH, I thought you were babysitting the kitty on LI this week?
May 28, 2013 9:10 AM - Deleted
haha ah ok! no, i start babysitting kitty the 6th. we didn't get along very well this weekend!
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May 28, 2013 9:14 AM - rf
My kid took a bikeshare bike to school this morning.
May 28, 2013 9:15 AM - Partridge
Yes, Pete. That's it. Cottonwood fluff.
May 28, 2013 9:15 AM - Deleted
nice rf! how does she like it?
May 28, 2013 9:20 AM - dibs
Tlling finished. Stutz at the mechanic's. Beautiful day.
May 28, 2013 9:24 AM - Deleted
What's stutz?
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May 28, 2013 9:24 AM - Deleted
prolly some old car
May 28, 2013 9:24 AM - Deleted
>>>trolling in the bike thread
May 28, 2013 9:26 AM - dibs
this is a Stutz. It' an authentic repkica of a 1915 Stutz Bearcat. Mostly all original parts except engine and drive train is 1965 Ford 250 six
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May 28, 2013 9:27 AM - Deleted
can i borrow that for a weekend?
May 28, 2013 9:28 AM - Partridge
Very ballet, Dave.
May 28, 2013 9:29 AM - Deleted
haha LP!!
May 28, 2013 9:34 AM - Deleted
Looks dangerous, no fucking doors? What if your drunk buddy falls out? Guess it's only for show.
May 28, 2013 9:35 AM - Deleted
slow roll up bedford ave in that shit
May 28, 2013 9:43 AM - Deleted
i think i'm gonna sign up for this bikeshare shit
May 28, 2013 9:55 AM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 9:56 AM - Deleted
I think citibank could have toned down the logos on the bikes. It's a little silly to have so much branding.
May 28, 2013 9:57 AM - dibs
No seatbelts either
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May 28, 2013 10:00 AM - Deleted
are people dumb over there? how many times is someone going to say "10 dollars a day is too expensive. waaaah i can't ride this to work"

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May 28, 2013 10:01 AM - Deleted
How is that street legal Dave?
May 28, 2013 10:01 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Saw a 1949 Buick on the interstate near Pittsburgh. Well, it was a Buick and the license plate said 1949, and it looked the part.

Oh, and GM.
May 28, 2013 10:02 AM - Deleted
Good point dh. I don't think people understand the concept of a bikeshare
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:02 AM
May 28, 2013 10:04 AM - Partridge
Is everyone aware that NYC has enlarged their recycling program to include ALL RIGID PLASTICS now? Here is the current guideline.

What and How to Recycle with Sanitation:

METAL (all kinds)

metal cans (soup, pet food, empty aerosol cans, dried-out paint cans, etc.)
aluminum foil wrap & trays
metal caps & lids
household metal (wire hangers, pots, tools, curtain rods, knives, small appliances that are mostly metal, certain vehicle license plates, etc.)
bulk metal (large metal items, such as furniture, cabinets, large appliances, etc.)
GLASS (bottles & jars)

PLASTIC (rigid plastics)

plastic bottles, jugs & jars
rigid plastic caps & lids
rigid plastic food containers (yogurt, deli, hummus, dairy tubs, cookie tray inserts, "clamshell" containers, other plastic take-out containers)
rigid plastic non-food containers
rigid plastic packaging ("blister-pak" and "clamshell" consumer packaging, acetate boxes)
rigid plastic housewares (flower pots, mixing bowls, plastic appliances, etc.)
bulk rigid plastic (crates, buckets, pails, furniture, large toys, large appliances, etc.)

food & beverage cartons & drink boxes (or any such cartons and aseptic packaging that hold beverages and food: ice tea, soy milk, soup, etc.)

I'm finding myself washing a lot of food containers now. Hope our water supply is plentiful.
May 28, 2013 10:06 AM - Arkady
I posted that 2 weeks ago, Partridge. Do try to keep up.
May 28, 2013 10:08 AM - Deleted
Yesterday morning I was walking my friends dog and wearing my stupid owl hat and a tshirt with a doberman face on it. I passed 2 cops just standing at the Lafayette g train entrance and as I pass I hear one say 'see, case in point. These people, a guy like that where else could he survive?! Here, or San Francisco. Nowhere else! "

Was that cop calling me gay, or just a hipster? It was funny but then I got pissed off.
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:08 AM
May 28, 2013 10:10 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Lol friend's eight year old asked if she could play music by "Frank Cilantro"
May 28, 2013 10:12 AM - Deleted
hahah randi got PWND
May 28, 2013 10:13 AM - sixyearsandcounting
haha randi! Probably Austin and Portland too!
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May 28, 2013 10:15 AM - Partridge
Yes, Ark, I was aware that the program started in late April. A little reminder can't hurt.

"The new program started April 24, although the city does not begin enforcement until rules are adopted in July."
May 28, 2013 10:19 AM - Partridge
Sorry buddy but the cop said you are gay, Randi.
May 28, 2013 10:19 AM - Arkady
From a long piece in today's Times:
The microbes living on your pillowcase are not all that different from those living on your toilet seat. Both surfaces come in regular contact with exposed skin.
May 28, 2013 10:37 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Arkady, thanks for summarizing a long article. If only more writers displayed such thrift with words.
May 28, 2013 10:42 AM - Donatella
No comment on bikes.

May 28, 2013 10:43 AM - sixyearsandcounting
That dude in the "get off my lawn" photo that dh posted over there looks like a younger version of Robert Bork.
May 28, 2013 10:44 AM - Donatella
How is that for verbal thrift, Six? ^^^^^

Ok gotta go. Toodle-loo.
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May 28, 2013 10:45 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Dona, saw a car with three Betty Boop decals yesterday - also one Hello Kitty for good measure.
May 28, 2013 10:48 AM - dibs
LOL, randi PWNED by the cops.

No balls to respond to them????
May 28, 2013 10:49 AM - Deleted
yeah dave, i really wanted to get in an argument with some moron cop and spend Memorial Day in jail.
May 28, 2013 10:50 AM - dibs
Street legal. Didnt have belts and wiper then, doesnt need now.

besides, its registered in PA and stays up here in MA and Ill nefver get it inspected in PA because it'll never be on the road there.. Dont want an ugly inspection sticker on the monocle windshield
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May 28, 2013 10:50 AM - Slope4Eva
You should have just showed them your shoulders.
May 28, 2013 10:51 AM - Deleted
"Based on the premiums that insurers have submitted for final regulatory approval, the majority of Californians buying coverage on the state's new insurance exchange will be paying less—in many cases, far less—than they would pay for equivalent coverage today. And while a minority will still end up writing bigger premium checks than they do now, even they won't be paying outrageous amounts. Meanwhile, all of these consumers will have access to the kind of comprehensive benefits that are frequently unavaiable today, at any price, because of the way insurers try to avoid the old and the sick."

May 28, 2013 10:52 AM - Arkady
Antique cars aren't subject to the same rules as new ones - the VW I help w/ would never pass inspection if it were new.
May 28, 2013 10:54 AM - Deleted
"its registered in PA and stays up here in MA"

that doesn't sound legal.

May 28, 2013 11:00 AM - Deleted
dibs has much better taste in automobiles than he does in brooklyn restaurants
May 28, 2013 11:01 AM - sixyearsandcounting
He goes all the way to MA for a car but can't be asked to go to Bushwick for pizza/sushi/etc
May 28, 2013 11:09 AM - Deleted
i'd rather have this stutz

Stutz IV-Porte 1979
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May 28, 2013 11:09 AM - dibs
Its certainly legal and is fine with my insurance company as well.
May 28, 2013 11:12 AM - Deleted
dibs = putz in the stutz
May 28, 2013 11:12 AM - Deleted
this one is cool too

1973 Stutz Blackhawk
May 28, 2013 11:12 AM - Arkady
I prefer dibs's.
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May 28, 2013 11:12 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Saw a sign for Buttzville (nh) on the way home yesterday.
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May 28, 2013 11:13 AM - Arkady
Blackhawk looks like an imitation Roller or Bentley.
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May 28, 2013 11:16 AM - dibs
In the sixties, cops used to get spit at and called all sorts of names all the time and just ignores it. there's not a co today who would have that sort of restraint. in most cities, including NYC, they fancy themselves some sort of Gestapo. State police cops are far better trained, far more polite and restrained.o
May 28, 2013 11:21 AM - Deleted
what are the philly cops like dave?
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May 28, 2013 11:26 AM - dibs
Dont know. I've never really met any.
May 28, 2013 11:33 AM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 11:34 AM - sixyearsandcounting
I bet your lady friends don't like that loud snoring, dh.
May 28, 2013 11:35 AM - Deleted

LOL - tons of people called out sick today.
May 28, 2013 11:39 AM - dibs
you call in sick, not call out. jackass.
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May 28, 2013 11:40 AM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 11:40 AM - Deleted
hey dibs - u might enjoy trolling dis

May 28, 2013 11:41 AM - kazootite
Ark, thanks for pillow case info.
Edited at May 28, 2013 11:41 AM
May 28, 2013 11:46 AM - dibs
Saw that lazy union fuck on the news this morning. What a bad excuse for a human and an excellent example of how the taxpayers are getting ripped off with all these unions.
May 28, 2013 11:46 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"hey dibs - u might enjoy trolling dis"
May 28, 2013 11:48 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Lol at the "Roger the Shrubber" sn!
May 28, 2013 11:53 AM - Deleted
does taxpayer money really go to that union? isn't that what union dues are for? not defending the guy, but i dont get it.
Edited at May 28, 2013 11:53 AM
May 28, 2013 12:02 PM - dibs
taxpayer money pays all the salaries of the union civil servants we have. If you think he's the only case of egregious abuse, you are naive
Edited at May 28, 2013 12:02 PM
May 28, 2013 12:03 PM - dibs
"Fundraiser" over there to help keep artists in their illegal loft spaces>>>>>>
Edited at May 28, 2013 12:03 PM
May 28, 2013 12:07 PM - Deleted
the NY Post is really the best troll ever. "hey, check out this fat union dude sleeping!"
May 28, 2013 12:09 PM - dibs
Going into town for some oysters
Edited at May 28, 2013 12:09 PM
May 28, 2013 12:11 PM - Deleted
so then what do the union dues go towards?
May 28, 2013 12:21 PM - Deleted
dave, why do you hate on artists so much?
May 28, 2013 12:22 PM - Deleted
i think it would be quicker to just make a list of things dave doesn't hate on
May 28, 2013 12:27 PM - Slopefarm
"i think it would be quicker to just make a list of things dave doesn't hate on"

Asian men
Latino men
White truffles
A really good steak
Baiting democrats

Did I miss anything?

May 28, 2013 12:29 PM - Slopefarm
Oh wait . . .

Fancy cars
The chicken salad at the Carversville general store

There. I think that does it.
May 28, 2013 12:30 PM - pepper
A proper carbonara...
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May 28, 2013 12:31 PM - Partridge
Phallic sculptures.
May 28, 2013 12:32 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 12:33 PM - Deleted
that's a pretty lame list
May 28, 2013 12:33 PM - DeLepp
Low capital gains tax rate.
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May 28, 2013 12:36 PM - petebklyn
from cobble hill to E.47th manhattan this morning- I saw about 6 people riding the citibikes. I passed maybe 10 citibike stations.
May 28, 2013 12:36 PM - Deleted

" as of 5 p.m. yesterday, there had been 6,050 Citi Bike trips. The average duration of each trip was 20.48 minutes, for a total number of 13,768 miles traveled."
May 28, 2013 12:38 PM - Deleted
wow, i have only seen 2 people on the citibikes.
May 28, 2013 12:39 PM - Deleted
how do they know the miles travelled? they may know where the bike started and where it ended up but how would they know the route? are those things being tracked during the entire trip?
May 28, 2013 12:40 PM - DeLepp
Saw one guy on Ashland this morning and one yesterday on 8th ave.
May 28, 2013 12:40 PM - Deleted
i guess they can estimate the avg speed someone would ride on a bike.
May 28, 2013 12:41 PM - Deleted
kinda like how google maps estimates trip times without knowing your rate of speed walking/driving
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May 28, 2013 12:42 PM - Deleted
yeah, but they wouldn't know if you went the wrong way down a one way street or took the long way around because of bike lanes vs going the most direct route?
May 28, 2013 12:43 PM - Slopefarm
Men who are asian and/or Latino
White truffles, aged steak and top vintage vino
Bentleys, carved phalli and low capital gains
These are most of his favorite things

A nice chicken salad from the Carrversville store
A proper carbonara and a jeopardy score
Baiting the dems on a blog, his pal Xing
These are the rest of his favorite things
May 28, 2013 12:45 PM - Deleted
i'm sure they calculate the most direct legal route btw the two stations. so probably not 100% accurate. but in the ballpark
May 28, 2013 12:46 PM - Deleted
or maybe not? the bikes have GPS i think
May 28, 2013 12:46 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Asian men"

Yeah, my roommate this weekend in Pittsburgh was Asian. I had one of those "what has been seen cannot be unseen" moments when I woke up hung over and saw him on his bed sleeping, no sheets, totally naked except for a thong. I was so hung over I didn't even think of Dave. NH to all of this (except the roommate, who's definitely H).
May 28, 2013 12:47 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Lol Slopey! Slow day at work?
May 28, 2013 12:48 PM - Deleted
i bet they have gps and track the whole ride.

i also heard one already got stolen. LOL.
May 28, 2013 12:52 PM - Slopefarm
Those verses wrote themselves in a heartbeat, 6.

May 28, 2013 12:53 PM - MontroseMorris
That was pretty good, slopey! Please finish the song!
Edited at May 28, 2013 12:53 PM
May 28, 2013 12:54 PM - Deleted
yeah, stolen

May 28, 2013 12:58 PM - Slopefarm
That is the end of the song. It illustrates the point dh and I were making -- that the list of hates is far longer than the list of likes. See the last line of the second stanza.
May 28, 2013 1:07 PM - pepper
hahaha. Well done, Slopey!
May 28, 2013 1:13 PM - RowerChick
Cobble, this one's for you... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10084348/Kettle-that-looks-like-Hitler-brews-trouble-for-JCPenney.html
-mostly because my friend who posted it on facebook wrote, and I quote "I snort with laughter. Because I am a lady."
May 28, 2013 1:20 PM - sixyearsandcounting
May 28, 2013 1:21 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Haha RC - "I'm a little Nazi, short and stout". AHEM!!
May 28, 2013 1:24 PM - Slopefarm
Well, after you drink tea from that kettle, there's really only one urinal you can pee in.
May 28, 2013 1:27 PM - dibs

Taunting the jews
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May 28, 2013 1:30 PM - Deleted
WTF dave.
May 28, 2013 1:30 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, dave, How could we forget "taunting the Jews." The other item is implicit in the first line of the song parody.

BTW, your tea is ready.
May 28, 2013 1:31 PM - Arkady
Terrific, Slopes!
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May 28, 2013 1:32 PM - Deleted
that was a nice lyrical pwning of dibs
May 28, 2013 1:33 PM - dibs
Didnt see the teapot. Posting from phone at Sqeeling Pig now
May 28, 2013 1:33 PM - Deleted
primo HOTD over there ---->
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May 28, 2013 1:34 PM - Arkady
Quinn Slips as Weiner Gains Ground
May 28, 2013 1:36 PM - Deleted
how are the taxes on that so portland place only 1100 a year!?! what the hell is wrong with the NYC property tax code and why can't they make it more fair. my taxes are almost 6x that. fucking bullshit.
May 28, 2013 1:38 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 1:38 PM - DeLepp
Because most city council members own homes not coops/condos.
May 28, 2013 1:39 PM - Deleted
DeLepp that cannot be the reason.
May 28, 2013 1:43 PM - dibs
Great sign here....

",Ladies Night
Come In For A Stiff One"
May 28, 2013 1:48 PM - Slopefarm
Weird about the So Portland house taxes. Since it is divided into 5 units at present, it should be taxed as a multi-family dwellng, not a 1-3 unit house. $1100 makes sense -- though still low, half of what we pay, for example -- if it were single family, since those are assessed at a much lower percentage of value. I suspect the listing is in error.
Edited at May 28, 2013 1:48 PM
May 28, 2013 1:51 PM - DeLepp
randy, what else could create such an unfair system? Having read the docs as Tres of coop nothing else makes sense to me as to why a 1 bed coop pays more than that 5 story house.
May 28, 2013 1:52 PM - DeLepp
Dept of finance has many errors, they had my 12 unit coop listed as 1-3 family for 25 years. Still wrangling with them about our "commercial" space in the cellar.
May 28, 2013 1:53 PM - rf
My daughter really likes the Citibike. She made a trip yesterday (a round trip to visit a friend in the whatever they call Partridge's living neighborhood on the other side of the BQE, 2 different bikes of course, maybe 3 since she stopped at the pharmacy for me) and today to school. I will report more when she gets home from school. She did have to call the Citibank service phone number to get her key activated but they fixed it in a second. Of course it wasn't raining this morning.

Right now the closest bike station is just a short block closer than the subway but I think we are scheduled for a few of them within a block of home.

Yes, they have GPS which is why it's a fool's mission to steal them--they recovered the stolen one almost immediately. It was actually stolen before the program started, when they were loading up the stations.
May 28, 2013 1:53 PM - Arkady
I knew a girl who lived in that building many years ago. It was a very rough block. I wonder if taxes are so low because prices have only recently gone up. There's a limit to annual increase, isn't there?
Edited at May 28, 2013 1:53 PM
May 28, 2013 1:56 PM - Slopefarm
DeLepp, on your political point, i think a lot of councilmemers are more scared of votes than their own taxes. They think 1-3 family homeowners outnumber co-opers (they wouldn't care about taxes on rental apartment buildings for this purpose). Some of those council members would be wrong, but I think that is the perception.
May 28, 2013 2:00 PM - Arkady
Yes, Slopey. Think of all the house-owners in Queens, SI, etc. - way outnumber co-ops.
Edited at May 28, 2013 2:00 PM
May 28, 2013 2:02 PM - RowerChick
Ah, Dave that was my first urinal visual. Tanks for sharing.
May 28, 2013 2:06 PM - Slopefarm
Arkady -- true in the far outer boroughs, but there are definitely areas (inner-to-middle Queens, e.g.) where it is either not true or far less true than the elected representatives think. Also, far more co-ops now than when the tiered structure went into effect decades ago. I think the structure began as a way to keep more people from fleeing single family homes to the burbs but now it's just a third rail everyone's afraid to touch.
Edited at May 28, 2013 2:06 PM
May 28, 2013 2:13 PM - Donatella
Gross weather. Now these days when I fantasize about a vacation, I don't imagine running around Havana or going to Montevideo to Buenos Aires on the Platt River.

I think about lying on a beach chair on a sandy beach under an umbrella, staring out over a crystal blue/green ocean, reading a book, having a cool drink. The only breaks would be to dive into the waves, jump around, swim across the beach shore, then walk along the beach. I'm thinking Dominican Republic.

For about 3 weeks.

For now, I am going to have to settle for a substitute of some kind. Fort Tilden? Midland Beach, Staten Island? Jersey Shore? Day Trips to Jones Beach? A=OK with me.
Edited at May 28, 2013 2:13 PM
May 28, 2013 2:22 PM - Deleted
robert moses
May 28, 2013 2:28 PM - dibs
Mrsmansonmingott rocks over there on the Fundraiser thread>>>>>>
May 28, 2013 2:35 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 2:37 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 2:39 PM - petebklyn
" in the whatever they call Partridge's living neighborhood on the other side of the BQE," --
that is exactly what it is called " Other side of the BQE"
May 28, 2013 2:39 PM - dibs
White House proposing a new airline travel tax.

Edited at May 28, 2013 2:39 PM
May 28, 2013 2:40 PM - Deleted
obama doesnt spend, congress spends.
May 28, 2013 2:42 PM - dibs
buck stops with Obama, dumbass
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May 28, 2013 2:43 PM - Deleted
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May 28, 2013 2:44 PM - Deleted
not really, but you can tell yourself that. prezident doesnt make budgets or pass laws, congress does (or at least is supposed to). obama can propose ideas but its not his decision in the end. even a veto can be overturned.
May 28, 2013 2:44 PM - CGar
"buck stops with Obama, dumbass"

Meaning it's all your fault, jackass, since YOU voted for him.
May 28, 2013 2:51 PM - pepper
Actually, spending has been cut quite a bit thanks to sequestration, and The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the deficit this year will narrow to $642 billion, from $1.1 trillion last year...
Edited at May 28, 2013 2:51 PM
May 28, 2013 2:53 PM - Deleted
pepper - when dibs says "cut spending" he really means " F poor people"
May 28, 2013 2:55 PM - petebklyn
I doubt very much that South Portland is $1100 year. Could be per month or total error on realtors part.
Seemingly inequities in real estate tax due to historical reasons,whether bldg has tax abatement, % cap on increases per year....and legal entity of what coops really are considered. (as you don't own your apt-- you own shares in corp that owns an apartment building).

May 28, 2013 2:59 PM - pepper
I see more as "let's make rich people even richer" dh, but the end result is the same...
May 28, 2013 2:59 PM - petebklyn
just about everyone knows that cuts in govt spending when economy is not booming can cause recessions - which then would cut govt revenue -- which then would require more cuts until economy goes into a terrible tailspin very hard to get out of. But there are some who cling to some other fantasy --- but they are mostly on mind-altering drugs.
Edited at May 28, 2013 2:59 PM
May 28, 2013 2:59 PM - dibs
ike the idiots opining on whether or not the apartments are rent controlled or not and being too lazy to read the listing, maybe you can look the atxes up before you too opine.
Edited at May 28, 2013 2:59 PM
May 28, 2013 3:01 PM - dibs
Anyone who works hard should be allowed to get rich without unfair taxation by Democrats. All the Democrats want to do is get more and more people dependant upon the government to increase their constituency.
Edited at May 28, 2013 3:01 PM
May 28, 2013 3:06 PM - Deleted
i don't know how to look up taxes, can you do it for me dave? thanks!

and what is "unfair" taxation??? i think 15% capital gains taxes is fair (worked fine for people getting rich when clinton was prez). tell me why the current rates are more "fair"?
May 28, 2013 3:09 PM - pepper
I'm not dependent, yet I'm a constituent... hmmmmmmmm......
May 28, 2013 3:09 PM - petebklyn
propshark.com used to be good to look up all that info- but now they charge.
You can get it from NYC.gov I think.
Edited at May 28, 2013 3:09 PM
May 28, 2013 3:12 PM - Arkady
Looks as if it's In Rem & taxes owed are closer to $3,400.
May 28, 2013 3:13 PM - Arkady
Yes, Dept. of Finance at NYC.gov or ACRIS.
May 28, 2013 3:16 PM - Donatella
Jeez, I had my heart set on a cruise, but more disasters. Royal Caribbean Grandeur had a few explosions. Oh well. A few other issues on Carnival, Crown etc. Nuts. Had my heart set on it.

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May 28, 2013 3:16 PM - petebklyn
it is not the % that makes capital gains unfair --- it is that is not taxed as same rate as earned income.
Like back during good old Ronnie Reagan days when he made capgains and earned income same rate.
Why should capital get preference to labor? That is the unfairness in recent decades ---- labor is considered inferior to capital -- and that is why those who depend solely on fruits of their labor slipping as a class....while those with the capital keep getting richer. That is class warfare.
May 28, 2013 3:17 PM - rf
It’s a Steal: Madoff Home Up for Sale
A tour of the former home of Peter B. Madoff, brother and co-conspirator of Bernard L. Madoff. Both men are in jail for a Ponzi scheme, and the home has been seized and is being sold to repay victims.
May 28, 2013 3:18 PM - petebklyn
It really needs to stop raining so I can go to Y and do some shopping for dinner.
May 28, 2013 3:18 PM - Deleted
cruises are terrible dont go on one.
May 28, 2013 3:19 PM - petebklyn
if going on cruise has become so dangerous -- maybe you should consider a bike ride instead.
May 28, 2013 3:20 PM - kazootite
Politics, spending, oy!
I cannot post much but check in now and then.
Slopey you are quite a songwriter, punster, poet. Great job.
Dona, too bad no explosive cruises for us!
May 28, 2013 3:22 PM - RowerChick
Oh, Pete, you rapscallion. Stirring up the pot.
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May 28, 2013 3:24 PM - DeLepp
8 South portland ave taxes are 12K/year

Edited at May 28, 2013 3:24 PM
May 28, 2013 3:25 PM - Deleted
oh well 12k is more like it i guess, but on a per sq foot basis i still pay about 3x more.
May 28, 2013 3:26 PM - kazootite
May 28, 2013 3:27 PM - petebklyn
"you rapscallion" -- I planted some of them in the garden but won't be ready until the fall.
May 28, 2013 3:27 PM - Partridge
I thought you had decided to spend 3 weeks on the beach in the DR and have men in guayaberas serve you drinks. No cruise. Yuck.
Edited at May 28, 2013 3:27 PM
May 28, 2013 3:32 PM - Donatella

randi, re cruise, j/k. I would rather traverse the city on a Citi bike rather than take a cruise.

Just looking for a nice beach at this point.
May 28, 2013 3:33 PM - Donatella

I guess my sense of humor has become too subtle.

May 28, 2013 3:34 PM - Partridge
Sorry, Dona. Missed the joke too. Thought you were channeling Benson.
May 28, 2013 3:37 PM - Donatella

who said anything about men serving me drinks, Part? Just me, the umbrella, beach chair and a book. No People. A bottle of Poland Springs maybe. And a beach and the ocean. That's it. For three weeks.
May 28, 2013 3:37 PM - Donatella
That's the joke, Part.
May 28, 2013 3:40 PM - Deleted
i knew what dona was trying to do. hi five
May 28, 2013 3:40 PM - Partridge
My mind wandered to the men, Dona. It was natural. And of course the cocktails are a given.
May 28, 2013 3:49 PM - Deleted
nice beach? vieques!
May 28, 2013 3:50 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 4:02 PM - RowerChick
oops. That's not a beach. Nor a cruise. But it's close to both.
May 28, 2013 4:03 PM - RowerChick
NZ, my hometown.
May 28, 2013 4:21 PM - Deleted
what the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
May 28, 2013 4:33 PM - Deleted
lamest OT day ever. where is everyone!?
May 28, 2013 4:41 PM - Deleted
'Virgin Hair' For Sale On Craigslist: NYC Man Sells 27 Inches Of His Own Hair For $600


May 28, 2013 4:42 PM - dibs
On vacation.
May 28, 2013 4:43 PM - dibs
Thats gotta beone of the ugliest men i have ever seen.
Edited at May 28, 2013 4:43 PM
May 28, 2013 4:43 PM - dibs
And if you are searching craigslist for men with virgin hair, you are far worse than I ever imagined.
Edited at May 28, 2013 4:43 PM
May 28, 2013 4:45 PM - Deleted
no i saw a link to it, its one of those newfangled "viral" thingies.
May 28, 2013 4:51 PM - DeLepp
Reminds me of amy winehouse.
May 28, 2013 4:51 PM - dibs
probably all sorts of lice and things in it.
Edited at May 28, 2013 4:51 PM
May 28, 2013 4:57 PM - pepper
What exactly makes it virgin?
May 28, 2013 4:57 PM - Deleted
the listing says its "virgin" because its never been dyed or permed, etc.
May 28, 2013 4:58 PM - dibs
I think he is the virgin. Would any of you sleep with him????
May 28, 2013 5:03 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 5:04 PM - pepper
has it been washed?
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:04 PM
May 28, 2013 5:06 PM - pepper
oh, and dave, i totally agree. he is nasty. i'd definitely kick him out of bed... although, maybe there is a human somewhere underneath all that hair.... and the glasses have to go too...
May 28, 2013 5:06 PM - dibs
Six yearold brought a Lego toy gun thats about the size of a quarter on a bus and the officials went berserk
May 28, 2013 5:06 PM - CGar
"All the Democrats want to do is get more and more people dependant"

Perhaps if the do nothing Republicans would allow us to spend money on education, you would know how to spell "dependent".
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:06 PM
May 28, 2013 5:17 PM - Deleted
lol cgar, beating dave at his own game!
May 28, 2013 5:19 PM - Deleted
dave PWND again
May 28, 2013 5:23 PM - dibs
Yeah, I really feel PWND
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:23 PM
May 28, 2013 5:24 PM - Deleted
great. how does it feel!?
May 28, 2013 5:25 PM - rf
Are you asking for the picture? Maybe he doesn't have it on whatever device he's using (nh) in Provincetown.
May 28, 2013 5:25 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 5:26 PM - Partridge
Attn: MM and Bxgrl!

Can you date this from the clothes?
May 28, 2013 5:28 PM - Deleted
oooh that is a fun game.....who can date this one from the clothes?
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:28 PM
May 28, 2013 5:30 PM - Deleted
1992! i used to wear shit like that in the 2nd grade
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:30 PM
May 28, 2013 5:31 PM - Deleted
May 28, 2013 5:33 PM - dibs
I was living in Hong Kong in 1992 and never saw any such shit like that. looks like white trash
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:33 PM
May 28, 2013 5:34 PM - Deleted
thanks joan
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:34 PM
May 28, 2013 5:36 PM - dibs
Whos joan?
May 28, 2013 5:38 PM - Deleted
more like this dave?
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:38 PM
May 28, 2013 5:38 PM - DeLepp
May 28, 2013 5:39 PM - Partridge
Post another, Randi. That was fun!
May 28, 2013 5:40 PM - Deleted
ok what about this one....
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:40 PM
May 28, 2013 5:41 PM - rf
Wow, that guy's belly would have been photoshopped right out if it were published now.
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:41 PM
May 28, 2013 5:43 PM - dibs
i had a yoke shirt like that...mid seventies. i have a new one that i bought in Mexico. Ll sold blue though so hard to make out the yoke part
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:43 PM
May 28, 2013 5:44 PM - dibs
He doesnt have any belly. And, she doesnt have any boobs
May 28, 2013 5:45 PM - Deleted
sorry i need an exact year, mid 70s isnt good enough
May 28, 2013 5:48 PM - dibs
Fuck your exact year.
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:48 PM
May 28, 2013 5:51 PM - rf
Ah yes...the picture!
May 28, 2013 5:52 PM - petebklyn
early 70's.....1973 .
May 28, 2013 5:53 PM - Deleted
nope pete.

dave, calm down.
May 28, 2013 5:54 PM - Deleted
i'd say that picture of the illegal immigrants is around 2001
May 28, 2013 5:58 PM - Partridge
Edited at May 28, 2013 5:58 PM
May 28, 2013 6:09 PM - ilovestoops
I appreciated pepper's recipe for ice - maybe it should go in the recipe forum.
Edited at May 28, 2013 6:09 PM
May 28, 2013 6:11 PM - Deleted
1977. the year of my birth.
May 28, 2013 6:13 PM - dibs
I pity you younger people since the government is going to laden you all with enormous amounts of debt and the entitlements will no longer be available by the time you need them.
May 28, 2013 6:13 PM - pepper
haha stoops!
Edited at May 28, 2013 6:13 PM
May 28, 2013 6:17 PM - Deleted
dave is so grouchy today
May 28, 2013 6:17 PM - dibs
Another Carnival Cruise disaster!!!!
May 28, 2013 6:29 PM - Donatella
What Dave a new disaster other than the explosions 2 weeks ago? The poor suckers are just getting home now.

Thanks for the beaches, randi. Vieques seems like a nice idea.
May 28, 2013 6:34 PM - rf
My sister-in-law's mother's family is from Vieques. Now in St. Croix.
May 28, 2013 6:34 PM - ilovestoops
yes, dona, a new disaster.

neighbors went to PR a couple of years ago and loved it. don't know if they went to vieques but it looks beautiful (for a beach)
May 28, 2013 6:34 PM - Donatella
I wonder what hair product that guy uses. The style has certainly bent to his will.
May 28, 2013 6:34 PM - ilovestoops
rf: has she decided on citibike?
May 28, 2013 6:38 PM - rf
Yes! She joined! But the bike is still on her radar--she has a possible job offer for a few days a week that is well outside the bikeshare zone but a good bike ride. We've been kind of crazed and haven't had a chance to look into getting the bike fixed. Soon, I promise!
Edited at May 28, 2013 6:38 PM
May 28, 2013 6:52 PM - Deleted
I think I like the pic of the old guy flipping off the camera best.
Fuck this weather.
May 28, 2013 6:55 PM - MontroseMorris
Partridge, from the shirtwaists on the women, I'd say anywhere from about 1900 to 1913. Variations of this classic blouse date are wide spread, but in general the ones with the smaller sleeve, (as opposed to the giant leg-o-mutton sleeves of the 1890s) were around up until right before WWI. The hairstyles and the man's clothing make me think it's on the early side, closer to the 1900. The 1890s are basically out, because of the giant sleeves. The bowler hats were in fashion for men, especially middle class and working men, in the very early 1900s
May 28, 2013 6:57 PM - RowerChick
Very strange, I'm on an online meeting for my online class. Only one other classmate has checked in. Both he & the prof have checked out for a few minutes.
May 28, 2013 6:58 PM - MontroseMorris
May 28, 2013 6:59 PM - RowerChick
Well, we technically start now, but the prof is still away.
May 28, 2013 7:12 PM - MontroseMorris
From Over There >>>>Just wondering....is there ANYTHING that stargazer does like in this whole wide world of real estate? Damn. And he doesn't just not like something, he HATES it. Hate is such a strong emotion. At this rate, I expect to see him explode, from all the way up here in Troy.
May 28, 2013 7:16 PM - Deleted
He likes very classic prewar coop layouts. DASSIT
May 28, 2013 7:29 PM - dibs
Ask him about the airplanes
Edited at May 28, 2013 7:29 PM
May 28, 2013 7:33 PM - CGar

Show of hands . . . Who dares MM to post her 7:12 over there?!?!?!? >>>
Edited at May 28, 2013 7:34 PM
May 28, 2013 7:34 PM - ilovestoops
MM: what makes those dresses (in both photos) shirtwaists? what other styles were there at that time?
May 28, 2013 7:43 PM - Partridge
Fun, MM. Thanks! I'm interested in the answer to Stoop's question as well. Is it the high neck and fitted shirt design?
May 28, 2013 7:43 PM - petebklyn
I went to Culebra many years ago. Like a sister island to vieques. Very quiet. Some nice beaches and none of the hotel package crowd.
May 28, 2013 7:44 PM - petebklyn
When did stuffed shirts begin? And why are some people still into it?
May 28, 2013 7:53 PM - etson
I pretty much agree with stargazer about that place (OK not 'hate', but very much dislike).
I also like classic pre-war layouts.
That said, I really like a lot of mid-late 1960's buildings / layouts as well & pretty sure he would *hate* them.
May 28, 2013 8:02 PM - Partridge
I think M4L had his first day at the new job today. Hope it went well.
May 28, 2013 8:03 PM - petebklyn
I know some guy(architect) who is trying to get a book out on 1960's NYC buildings. I'll tell him he has one potential buyer for the book.
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:03 PM
May 28, 2013 8:06 PM - More4Less
Part, today was zzzzzzzzzzzz. orientation, wait for IT to set up computer etc but some approvals were missing hence set up won't be completed till tomorrow or later. read thru a ton of documents, sat in a long mtg. tomorrow will be mainly mtgs. cube location even worst than my buddy told me. it's next to upper mgt and also right by a busy exit so that means my blog posting/reading will be severely limited.
May 28, 2013 8:08 PM - pepper
How was your commute, M4L?
May 28, 2013 8:09 PM - More4Less
yeah, those post war pads in upper east side has the layouts Stargazer would like - big ass rooms, lots of closets, dining area/nook, big kitchens,.... just missing the fancy pre-war trims/moldings
May 28, 2013 8:09 PM - More4Less
pep, commute was easy but schlepping the kid to school first is a big drag/trek
May 28, 2013 8:17 PM - petebklyn
I didn't realize today was back-to-work-day. Did you get many compliments on your suit?
was your commute by shitty-bike?
May 28, 2013 8:20 PM - More4Less
wore my old suits. new suits are at dry cleaners or waiting for alteration (pants). old suits are zzzzzz but I made them pop. as in my belly was making them want to pop open.

speaking of shiti-bikes, lots of bike racks around and saw a bunch of people actually using them in the morning and after work (despite the rain)
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:20 PM
May 28, 2013 8:31 PM - Partridge
I'm glad you survived day one. Real, total, bad bad drag about your cubicle location. Try to pop by some evenings, please!!!!
May 28, 2013 8:35 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
congrats on day one down, m4l. keep knockin' em dead :-)
May 28, 2013 8:36 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
tons of shitibike users around grand central. rain doesn't stop the tourists. some jackass had his personal bike on the packed d train this a.m. asshole. i thought it was against mta rules to take bikes and other large items on the subways during rush hour? or did i dream up that rule?
May 28, 2013 8:39 PM - pepper
I don't think there is such a rule, Snappy. But they are only supposed to use the last car. I really dislike when people bring bikes on the subway. RIDE IT! (nh)
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:39 PM
May 28, 2013 8:39 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
hmmmm...not a firm 'no' rule:

"RULE #1
You risk eviction or fine when you violate the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Chapter 21, Section 1050, governing the conduct of the public in using the transit facilities. In particular, rule 1050.9 (g) deals with bulky items like bicycles:
No person may carry on or bring to any facility or conveyance any item that:
A. Is so long as to extend outside the window or door of a subway car, bus or other conveyance, or
B. Constitutes a hazard to the operation of New York City Transit, interferes with passenger traffic, or impedes service, or constitutes a danger or hazard to other persons."
May 28, 2013 8:40 PM - ilovestoops
M4L: I didn't realize you had gotten a job - congrats!!! read about the suit buying but thought it was just prep for possible future job and for interviews. Are you working in Manhattan?
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:40 PM
May 28, 2013 8:41 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
"Try not to use the subway during rush hour:
Avoid rush-hour crowds. Bicycles can create dangerous situations when they prevent people from moving. "

they need to change this to a firm no. either ride the bike or take the subway. don't take the effing bike on the subway. twits.
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:41 PM
May 28, 2013 8:42 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
pepper, join me and we can start a no bikes on the subway campaign!
May 28, 2013 8:44 PM - Partridge
Cranky still from the morning??? Have some swill.
May 28, 2013 8:44 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
who me? i wasn't cranky this am!
May 28, 2013 8:45 PM - rf
Maybe it will be better with Citibikes. No need to take the bike: take the train and check out a bike when you get off the train. Or bike to the train and check it in before you get on the train. Won't work for bike messengers but it will for casual bikers (like Pete!).
May 28, 2013 8:47 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
the odd thing was that this morning when this happened, it wasn't even raining. lousy bastard could've ridden the damn thing instead of tripping me on the train.
May 28, 2013 8:47 PM - More4Less
stoops, yeah, in manhattan and near Dave's office hence the RMLC lunch talks previously
May 28, 2013 8:51 PM - pepper
I'm with you Snaps. I don't mind as much when the subway is empty, but, as you say during rush hour or on a crowded car - hells no. That said, I have seen people with bikes let crowded trains pass and only get on to a less crowded one...
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:51 PM
May 28, 2013 8:53 PM - Partridge
"who me? i wasn't cranky this am!"

"jackass had his personal bike on the packed d train this a.m. "

I rest my case.
Edited at May 28, 2013 8:53 PM
May 28, 2013 8:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
now that's how it should be done. no shoving the bike into crowded trains - just wait for the next one.

saw a super considerate pooch owner today. he was walking his dog and the dog lifted its leg to pee on the tire of a bike chained to a pole. owner said no and led the pooch away from the bike and let it pee off the curb instead. good job sir!
May 28, 2013 8:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
but, but, but! part, i tripped on the dang bike! and i wasn't cranky, i was downright angry :-)
May 28, 2013 8:56 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
but i will accept the glass of swill. danke :-)
May 28, 2013 8:57 PM - rf
High-End Health Plans Scale Back to Avoid ‘Cadillac Tax’
May 28, 2013 8:58 PM - Partridge
I agree. Bad, very bad bike and owner. I just want you to relax now! Tell us about a good part of your day. I like the dog owner story.

I try to get my pooch to go where I want her to. Don't always succeed.
May 28, 2013 9:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
good part of my day was that i spent most of it laughing :-) that was a nice way to kick off the work week. after work i went to get my hair cut, but the wait was too long. will have to try again tomorrow. looking forward to getting some of this off my head!
May 28, 2013 9:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
how were things at the shop today? rain keep people away?
May 28, 2013 9:04 PM - Partridge
It was a fine day. Some sales. Some deliveries. Some eBay time.
May 28, 2013 9:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
exciting lunch?
May 28, 2013 9:05 PM - Deleted
Mondays that are actually Tuesday feel weird. I'm all thrown off but I guess weekend comes sooner so it's a good thing!
May 28, 2013 9:06 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
it is a smidge weird, but definitely love that friday will show up sooner
May 28, 2013 9:08 PM - Partridge
Western omelet. Pretty yummy.
May 28, 2013 9:09 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
hmmmm. i should pick up some eggs tomorrow. i make a nice omelet with sharp cheddar, pepper jack, scallions and garlic. nom.
May 28, 2013 9:10 PM - Partridge
Double cheese = double fun.
May 28, 2013 9:12 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
yes, and unfortunately, double ass spread! but i only add a little of both so that it equals just one serving of cheese.
May 28, 2013 9:14 PM - Partridge
Boo! Killer of cheese buzz.
May 28, 2013 9:15 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
lol. i love cheese but as i age, it's causing trouble for me. gotta be careful.
May 28, 2013 9:23 PM - Partridge
Can't continue the cheese convo. Randi might blow his brains out. It has been a pretty uneventful and dare I say snoozy OT today.

I'm thinking about possible stories to share this evening and I keep scrapping them. Someone will have to entertain us.
May 28, 2013 9:23 PM - ilovestoops
Snappy, a long time ago when you were talking about omelets I got all fired up to try making them again. I used to be able to but just can't get it right now. Went back to poached, but I do love omelets.
May 28, 2013 9:25 PM - ilovestoops
M4L: that's great that you're in Manhattan, although I think dibs office is midtown, which I hate, I mean strongly dislike, but still better than commuting to NJ.
May 28, 2013 9:27 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
my omelets come out horribly misshapen, but still tasty :-)
May 28, 2013 9:29 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
part, ive got no stories to share from the day, sorry. i tripped, i worked, i giggled, i came home! getting sleepy due to benadryl now.
May 28, 2013 9:31 PM - Partridge
I think it is about having the right size, non-stick pan, Stoops. I don't have one so I need to watch the temperature. Too hot, it sticks, too cool and I can't get the top to firm up. Sometime I use the lid, sometimes I flip.
Edited at May 28, 2013 9:31 PM
May 28, 2013 9:34 PM - Partridge
lol. Dave is on vacation!
May 28, 2013 9:36 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
dave's retired. he's always on vaca!
Edited at May 28, 2013 9:36 PM
May 28, 2013 9:37 PM - Partridge
Exactly. Hence the lol.
May 28, 2013 9:38 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ah, i see. i'm slow on the uptake!
May 28, 2013 9:39 PM - pepper
Is Dave alone up there at the Cape?
May 28, 2013 9:39 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i gotta go play with mr. bu to wear him out then we are going to snooze. nitey nite everyone. sweet dreams to you all :-)
Edited at May 28, 2013 9:39 PM
May 28, 2013 9:39 PM - Arkady
A well-seasoned cast iron pan is good for omelettes - not the heavy kind, but same material.
"As I age..." Give me an effin' break - I'm nearly twice yours!
May 28, 2013 9:40 PM - Arkady
He's w/ Martin on the Cape.
May 28, 2013 9:41 PM - Partridge
A nice gal who lives on my block is moving. She is a dog person. She has a very cute French Bull that she got as a puppy about a year ago. Those dogs cost a small fortune. Well, she is officially priced out of "The Other Side of the Highway." Moving to Flushing.
May 28, 2013 9:41 PM - Deleted
Daves an Asshole :)
May 28, 2013 9:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller

I have an omlette pan. Oval, Calphalon, I think. The key is to let it heat properly before butter then eggs hit it. I turn it on medium-low gas and let it heat slowly while I mix the eggs and prep my other ingredients. By the time I get to the pan, it's ready and the eggs fluff, and it browns ever so lightly, and cheese melts.
Edited at May 28, 2013 9:51 PM
May 28, 2013 9:44 PM - Deleted
It's funny I feel like I've have good intuition about life events but there is nothing telling me if we're having a boy or a girl. Not sure what that means.
Edited at May 28, 2013 9:44 PM
May 28, 2013 9:45 PM - pepper
Thanks, Arkady. If he were alone, I was going to say that, by the end of the week, we'd get some serious action (nh) around here, since dibs wouldn't be getting any.....
May 28, 2013 9:46 PM - pepper
One of each, randi?
May 28, 2013 9:48 PM - Slope4Eva
Randi, do you want to know?
May 28, 2013 9:49 PM - Arkady
Probably means you don't want to know & will be happy w/ any healthy baby, Ran.
May 28, 2013 9:50 PM - Deleted
I hope not pepper. Ones enough now.
May 28, 2013 9:50 PM - Deleted
I don't want to know really. Not sure what I'd do with that info.
May 28, 2013 9:51 PM - Partridge
Hmm, interesting, Randi. It is one thing to guess the end of a movie or believe your offer on the apartment would be accepted. This is different.

Maybe you can't "feel" the answer because you will be happy with either. And what if you guess wrong? Will that leave you disappointed?
May 28, 2013 9:53 PM - Deleted
I'll be happy with either. I think it's because it's not an intellectual situation so my thoughts don't add up the same.
May 28, 2013 9:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You'll be over the moon, in either case, randi. You and the good woman will sit and stare at the baby and marvel at it for months, years! It's very exciting, and while it will be a shock, and you will worry, it will all be ok. You'll be good parents. Though you won't have time to hang out here much! ; )
Edited at May 28, 2013 9:54 PM
May 28, 2013 9:56 PM - Deleted
Where's rob with his 2 cents? I guess he actually did blogicide.
May 28, 2013 9:57 PM - BoerumHillScott
What a shitty day at work, and it's still going on.
At least I am home now, but still in work mode for a while longer.
May 28, 2013 9:59 PM - pepper
Just teasing, of course, randi... plus, you'd know by now if it were 2... very exciting. Have you narrowed down the names?
May 28, 2013 9:59 PM - Partridge
Day after a holiday is usually cruel. Sorry, Scott!
May 28, 2013 10:01 PM - Partridge
No blogacide, Randi. He was back last night. He may be starting his studies.
May 28, 2013 10:01 PM - pepper
Yeah, scott - sorry. Long days like that are not fun... But when they are over, the relief is wonderful...
May 28, 2013 10:05 PM - BoerumHillScott
I have started some minor drinking, although I know I have a few more e-mails and potentially some calls tonight.
At least I am just a manager and don't actually do anything.
May 28, 2013 10:09 PM - Deleted
His studies! Lolzzzzzzzzz

May 28, 2013 10:11 PM - Deleted
We have a boy and girl name. Ones Japanese the other is just badass.
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:11 PM
May 28, 2013 10:12 PM - Deleted
Oh and middle name randi of course.
May 28, 2013 10:15 PM - pepper
of course - nice how it works, either way!
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:15 PM
May 28, 2013 10:21 PM - MontroseMorris
Ladies, shirtwaists are just another fancy name for women's blouses of the period. They got a special name because this was the first time women had a button front or back blouse that tucked into the waistband of the skirt that could be worn without a jacket, if necessary. Very fashion forward, and very modern. This was the first time it was deemed proper for ladies who were not poor to actually have real jobs, so shirtwaists were practical for many jobs, such as shopgirls, secretaries, teachers, etc. In the early 1900s, the pouty pigeon breasted look was in, with a lot of fabric in the front,and the shirtwaists were permanently pleated into waistbands that were either on the inside or outside of the blouse. The blouse extended below the waistband so that there was fabric to tuck into the skirt, but the pleated front didn't move around, keeping a nice look. The back of these blouses usually had the buttons, and was much tighter fitting than the front.

The boys have all fallen asleep.
May 28, 2013 10:21 PM - MontroseMorris
May 28, 2013 10:22 PM - rf
Randy, there's no way to know what it's like until you are there. That you have no particular vibe about the gender of the baby means you are prepared for either. You will be crazed with no sleep for a while and then comes the delicious part of watching this tiny baby become a little person. Now that I'm on the other end with a 17-year-old, I'm a little jealous--but just a little! I got my kid when she was 23 months old and before we met, I had built up in my mind that she would be a little know-it-all who would see right away that I had no idea what I was doing. But it was not that way at all. The moment I saw her, screaming and sobbing and terrified, I knew I could do it.

The mechanics of it all are easy--humans have been raising babies for a zillion years. You'll figure that out when s/he arrives!
May 28, 2013 10:23 PM - Deleted
Mm your wealth of knowledge is staggering. Not being sarcastic.
May 28, 2013 10:25 PM - Arkady
When I was in 8th grade the fad was for shirt-waist dresses: looked like shirts tucked into skirts but were all one piece w/ a belt around the middle.
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:25 PM
May 28, 2013 10:26 PM - Deleted
Thanks everyone for baby advice. I'm sure I'll have more concrete questions soon too!
May 28, 2013 10:26 PM - pepper
I love this description " pouty pigeon breasted look"
May 28, 2013 10:28 PM - ilovestoops
MM - interesting - thanks for the info.

My mother made most of my clothes growing up and in Jr Hi or early Hi School she made me a dress that she called a shirtwaist. It was a dress, not a skirt and blouse. It was very simple but did have buttons in the front and a regular collar. No extra fabric in the front! Was it not a shirtwaist because those were only in a certain era?
May 28, 2013 10:29 PM - MontroseMorris
One last fashion note, people actually had a rib or two removed to get that tiny waistline, which like fashion from time immemorial, has never been about the real physical realities of a woman's body. Since they were drawing these things, they could have ridiculously tiny waists, which very few women had, even with heavy corsets. Bxgrl told me that when she worked in the costume dept of the Brooklyn Museum, they had clothing with blood specs on the ribs of the whalebone underpinnings of the clothes. Fashion can kill you.
May 28, 2013 10:31 PM - MontroseMorris
Thanks, Randi. I've tried many careers, looking for one to catch. you pick up a lot of stuff. Ah, well.
May 28, 2013 10:31 PM - Slope4Eva
Randi, I don't like giving unsolicited advice, but, two of the most important things I lived by was, 1) Never wake a sleeping baby... feed on demand, and, 2) Don't let the baby fall asleep until the last feeding is done. You want to fill that little belly around midnight and hopefully get to sleep till 5ish.
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May 28, 2013 10:31 PM - ilovestoops
When I used to successfully make omelets I know I used a traditional iron skillet because that's all I've ever used (I have every possible size of them!). I bet I'm not getting it to the right heat before I start - I think it's too hot.

I have most of my skillets, plus two corn stick pans we had from when I was little and that I've never seen any others like them, hanging on the wall of my quirky kitchen.
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:31 PM
May 28, 2013 10:31 PM - Arkady
Not me, MM. I always looked like a sack of grain w/ a rope tied around the middle in those shirt-waist dresses.
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:31 PM
May 28, 2013 10:32 PM - MontroseMorris
Stoops, what Arkady said, they called dresses that looked like a blouse and dress combined "shirtwaists." But the first shirwaists were these from the later 1800s, early 20th c.
May 28, 2013 10:35 PM - MontroseMorris
It's not a look for me, either. I look like Mrs. Manson Mingott myself.
Edited at May 28, 2013 10:35 PM
May 28, 2013 10:35 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I think Mrs. Randi ought to consider this:

"A pregnant woman and her husband have traveled to Hawaii where they plan on having a “dolphin-assisted birth,” a water delivery among dolphins, according to Medical Daily.
Heather Barrington, 27, and her husband Adam, 29, of South Carolina, are preparing for the July arrival of their first child through a series of prenatal and postnatal swims with a pod of dolphins at The Sirius Institute in Pohoa, Hawaii.
The Sirius Institute describes itself as a "a research consortium with the purpose of 'dolphinizing' the planet."
May 28, 2013 10:40 PM - Partridge
MM, thanks. But are you saying that the shirtwaist was the first blouse/shirt for women or the first blouse/shirt with buttons for women or the first blouse/shirt that could be worn as an outer garment?
May 28, 2013 10:44 PM - Arkady
John Cunningham Lily tried that years ago, 6. His books are fascinating but what's fun is that almost every footnote cites an earlier work of his own.
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May 28, 2013 10:48 PM - ilovestoops
I missed Ark's earlier comment. We were wearing shirtwaists at about the same time. back when girls didn't wear slacks or jeans to school! and in elementary school but not long after, we wore lots of petticoats. When you first got one, it was stiff and really made your skirt stand far out. then after a while it lost all its "body" and you had to put several on to get the same effect.
May 28, 2013 10:53 PM - Deleted
Haha 6 I saw that today. Dolphin birth is about as moonfacey as they come!
May 28, 2013 10:54 PM - Deleted
Thanks slope.
May 28, 2013 10:57 PM - Arkady
You could starch the crinolines or get them made of horsehair & they didn't 'wilt'.
May 28, 2013 11:03 PM - ilovestoops
holy cow! we had plenty of ponies from which we could have harvested the hair - haha. didn't know about that. maybe they were more expensive. we never used the work crinoline - same thing as I'm calling a petticoat?
May 28, 2013 11:17 PM - Deleted
I don't want to be a shit stain again tonight, and I am firm believer in you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all, but randi, this quote....

"You'll be over the moon, in either case, randi. You and the good woman will sit and stare at the baby and marvel at it for months, years! It's very exciting, and while it will be a shock, and you will worry, it will all be ok. You'll be good parents. Though you won't have time to hang out here much! ; )"

Well, sometimes a woman has a baby and just doesn't like it. It happens. It's kinda rare though. Also sometimes a baby comes along and the father decides he doesn't want to be in the baby's life. It happens, that's more common though.

And yes, I am working on my "studies". What's so funny about that?

I got a starbucks giftcard in the mail today from Discover thank me for being a good customer. Strange considering that's the card I transferred balances to and it's nearly maxed out... I am sure they are waiting to start charging interest, but I have like until next March to pay it off.

Okay goodnight, I am only allowed one post per day for the forseeable future.

Edited at May 28, 2013 11:17 PM
May 28, 2013 11:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Typical. You have to superimpose your warped twisted view and experience of life on everything, rob, don't you. You just can't fathom or relate to anyone having a positive experience. Every single thing has to be smeared with sh*t because you are unhappy.

May 28, 2013 11:40 PM - kazootite
"Well, sometimes a woman has a baby and just doesn't like it. It happens. It's kinda rare though. Also sometimes a baby comes along and the father decides he doesn't want to be in the baby's life. It happens, that's more common though."

There is, unfortunately, much truth in this. Such is life. I hope for the best for Randi and his wife, who have been married for awhile and planning for their child. It is still a scary thing though, a big life change. Randy will do well, I believe.
May 28, 2013 11:45 PM - kazootite
"Though you won't have time to hang out here much! ; )"

Or, he may be back asking for advice :-)
Edited at May 28, 2013 11:45 PM
May 29, 2013 12:24 AM - MontroseMorris
Sorry Part, trying to get some work done, and am spotty in replying. You probably won't read this until tomorrow. Shirtwaists were certainly not the first blouses, but were the first blouses marketed to be worn with or without jackets. Up until the turn of the 20th c. women were always covered up in layers, even in summer. (Evening dresses are a whole other story, but one never walked out into the street without being covered up, and the risque evening dresses of the 1890s were very risque. Shocking, even.) Also, many were based on men's shirts, with high detachable collars, button down fronts, cuffs, etc, and also usually pintucks or pleats. These were especially suitable for work, or recreation, like bicycle riding, and were often worn with ties and a jaunty boater hat. It doesn't seem like a big deal now, but being able to wear something that looked like men's clothing was a big step in society's view of women.

Edited at May 29, 2013 12:24 AM
May 29, 2013 12:30 AM - MontroseMorris
Rob, you know you are going to say something offensive, you warn us it will be offensive and people won't like it, and then you say it anyway. Why? Because it is so important that you can't spare us your "wisdom" and insight? Cobble is right.

"I'm a firm believer in you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all.." Oh yeah? Since when? You never shy from the opportunity to say something negative about just about every one and everything, including just now. You must have yourself confused with someone else in a fantasy life.
Edited at May 29, 2013 12:30 AM
May 29, 2013 12:36 AM - Deleted